Bartlett junior Jennifer Gates fought through the weather Friday to remain the only Fox Valley area competitor still alive in singles play at the IHSA state girls tennis tournament.
Gates, who was knocked into the consolation round on Thursday, won twice on Friday to extend her season into action today. She beat Khalia Powell of De La Salle 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 and then disposed of Madeline Khan of Glenbrook North 6-0, 6-1 to make it to today's action.
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The Crystal Lake South doubles duo of Marisa and Julia Thome beat St. Ignatius' Kate Ryan and Carla O'Byrne 2-6, 7-6(2) and 6-4 before downing Giselle Beebe and Megan Melby of Marian Catholic 6-2, 6-2. Bartlett's Jitsupa Sirinit and Gabby Gregorio will play again today after beating Anna Reimers and Amanda Glavin of Waubonsie Valley 6-4, 6-1 in their only match of the day.
Jacobs' Ashley Kozy was eliminated from further singles action by Bryttish Burfs of Thornton Fractional South 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
In doubles play, CL South's Rachel Siemon/Kelsey Laktash defeated Dominique Walker and Anna Rossa of Oak Park-River Forest before being eliminated by Rachel Goldberg and Nicole Berkman of Highland Park 6-4, 6-3. The Jacobs team of Alina Zabolotico and Megan Elliott were sent home by Elizabeth Wolf and Lexi Newcomb of O'Fallon 6-4, 6-4.
In the team standings, Lake Forest leads a close race with 27 points, followed by Hinsdale Central with 25 and New Trier with 24.